Connor Alforque presents a special 2-month investigation, going inside the teenage substance abuse crisis.
We may not have big budgets, decades of experience, or the chance to interview high-profile newsmakers - but as young journalists, what we DO have is the unique ability to connect with people our own age, and share their often under-told stories.
In this 6 News Exclusive Investigation, Chief Reporter Connor Alforque goes inside the teenage substance abuse crisis.
You’ll meet 3 teenage drug users who - in spite of the risks & the shame - are speaking out to expose a scourge so pervasive and chillingly easy to fall into.
The issue of adolescent vaping has gotten so out of hand that from October, a prescription will be required to purchase nicotine e-cigarettes.
The TGA hopes that will stop adolescents from taking up vaping, but also want to ensure cigarette smokers can continue to use vapes as a mechanism to quit.
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